May 30, 2014

Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe

Summer time means more travelling and much much more snacks. Planning the travelling is a hectic task including sorting out the destinations, choosing the accommodations, selecting vehicles hugh...All these hectic head aches could easily turned down to cheirshable moments if it accompanied with close to heart snacks.

These Karasev is one such snack recipe, soothes everyone's munching time. These are crunchy, crispy, hugely addictive snacks. You believe me, once you pick and taste the first one, you cannot keep your hand away from it.

Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe
I love these crunchy, garlic and pepper flavored South Indian snack recipe, as it is very versatile. The main purpose is to serve them as tea time snack, but it pairs up beautifully with curd rice. All the South Indians will accept this without any hesitations.

Making this recipe is much easier. The crispiness is depends on the consistency of the dough. So, provide your little attention towards the dough, it should be pliable and soft, and that's it, you are done. Go ahead and start enjoy these karasev as your companion in your travelings.

Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe
Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe

Prep time : 10 min
Cooking time : 40 min
Yeild : Serves a big bagful

Besan / Kadalaimavu / Bengal Gram Flour - 1 Cup
Rice Flour  - 1 Cup
Melted Butter  - 2 tbsp
Chili Powder  - 1 tsp
Asafoetida  - 1 tsp
Garlic  - 4-8
Pepper  - 3 tbsp
Salt  - 1 tsp or as required

How to Make:
Peel garlic and add asafoetida@
Peel garlic and add asafoetida. I went with solid version of asafoetida, as I feel it is more flavorful. Powder version of asafoetida can also be replaced in this recipe.
Make a smooth paste
Make a smooth paste by grinding them in the mixer grinder.
add black pepper and grind it coarsely
In the same mixer grinder container, add black pepper and grind it coarsely. Keep them aside.
add bengal gram flour
In the mixing container, add bengal gram flour followed butter, chili powder and salt. Mixing them well so that butter combines every bit and portion of the flour.
add kept aside ground pepper garlic
Then add kept aside ground pepper garlic mixture. Gently combine them to the flour.

Sprinkle little water
Sprinkle little water at a time and make smooth pliable dough like in the picture.

Fill the press with the dough
Keep the 'murukku/chakli press' ready. Heat oil in the frying pan. Fill the press with the dough. Press it gently over the hot oil. Watch out your hands, as it is sizzling hot oil.
allow them to get fried
When the sizzling sound reduces a little using the ladle flip it. In medium flame, allow them to get fried. Once it turns golden brown remove it from the fire. Transfer it to the kitchen towel.
Karasev, Karachev-easy snacking recipe
Once the karasevs returned to the room temperature. Gently break them into large pieces like in the picture. And store it in the air tight container.
Serving Suggestions:
1. As I told earlier, this munching snack can also be served as side dish for the curd rice.

Tips and Variations:
1. I Love karasev to be more spicy and flavorful, you can also reduce the garlic and pepper quantity if you wish.
2. Originally it is pressed in the eyelets of ladle, to simplify the process I have used 'Murukku Press'. 

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  1. Crunchy and delicious sev!

  2. Good post and useful post on snacks Suja..

  3. Would love to munch some, they are dangerously addictive.

  4. They look so crunchy and delicious!

  5. perfect snack, send me some over please

  6. Quick and delicious snack !

  7. I can eat this with my tea. Delicious crunch.


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